There’s a reason I call it Spokalulu…
We have plenty of bike racks!
Where else could you chain your bike to a dog?
Or sip a cocktail at a tiny café next to a local treasure?
Or see a movie at this Art Deco-styled theater?
When this theatre opened in 1945, it was a showcase of Hollywood glamour and style, right here in the Spokalulu! Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Bob Hope, and Ginger Rogers (just to name a few!) sent their congratulations at its grand opening. Happily, it has been preserved through the years, saved from destruction, and now shows second-run movies for only $4.50, along with some great popcorn.
Down the street you can find this iconic building:
Back in October (when I took these photos), this café had just suffered the effects of a nasty fire, along with the little café to the left. It was feared that the owners would be unable to recover their losses but both businesses have since re-opened, to the joy of the community.
Someday, I really must give each place a blog post of its own. What a good reason to take new, updated photos and a couple of meals out!